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Re: Ripping Blu-rays and DVDs
CatBrat #362156 12/29/11 09:11 PM
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Here's and interesting thread on avsforum about ripping blu-ray disks.

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CatBrat #362216 12/30/11 02:49 PM
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I use MakeMKV to make an uncompressed rip of the blu-ray. In order to play this on your tv without audio loss you need to either build/buy a proper htpc or buy a streamer capable of bitstreaming DTS(MA), TrueHD and DDP. I believe some of the new popcorn hour streamers can do this and have decent interfaces for managing your collection. You can put a HD in one of these or hook up an external NAS. Here is a review of one. http://www.mediasmartserver.net/2011/12/20/review-pch-a300-review/

I currently don't have one of these yet but plan on getting that one or something similar. For now I use handbrake to take the MKV and make it into a mp4 which I stream through AppleTV2 to my avr. The visuals are good enough for me and the audio is "ok", but definitely lacks the LFE of the original.


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Listener #362217 12/30/11 02:52 PM
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I've got sticker shock right now. For 20TB storage, it's running right around the $5,000 mark. I'm definitely going to wait until the price on storage drops more.

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CatBrat #362220 12/30/11 03:03 PM
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But by then the new format will be pink-ray where each movie takes up 2TB of space and you will be in the same boat. LOL .. Do you really have that much media? And that price sounds way too high. You could use a large PC case to house us many as 8 Hard Drives.
The 2TB Seagate can be had for $240 so for $2000 you could have about 16TB.


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I didn't see a drive at that price. I was looking at some network media storage units. I currently have about 350 movies/concerts in about a 60% blu-ray and 40% DVD. Allowing for growth, 20 gig isn't too much. I read you can get about 25 blu-ray movies per terrabite.

But you're probably right about that Pink Ray, lol. when is the 4k media going to hit anyways?

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Listener #362223 12/30/11 03:38 PM
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I wouldn't touch spinning media right now, not with the floods. Way too expensive.


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Ken.C #362229 12/30/11 05:53 PM
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newegg has 7200RPM seagate 2TB for $239


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Listener #362230 12/30/11 06:36 PM
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this program can be very useful for checking HDD health and other things.
with it, i found that my Seagate 750 was not of the same quality as my WD 1TB.

http://www.hdtune.com/

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J. B. #362231 12/30/11 06:39 PM
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They have an external 2TB drive for $120. That tells me that drive prices are compeltely out of whack.


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Ken.C #362233 12/30/11 07:07 PM
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I'd rather wait for the price of SSD's to drop dramatically. I don't really want to have to wait on booting a computer, or the added expense of tons of whirling drives spinning away all the time for nothing.

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